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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 12, 2012 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: As if on cue.........

Shortly after a Jorma thread pops up, Hot Tuna is added to the FloydFest XI lineup.

Also newly added: Infamous Stringdusters, L Shape Lot, Yarn, Nlrth Mississippi All Stars, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

Lineup so far (plus the above) Trampled By Turtles, Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, John Butler Trio and The Lumineers.

Worth the price of a VIP Pair right there.

Now someone please post something about Pat Metheny, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Del McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, and Leftover Salmon....one can hope.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 12, 2012 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: As if on cue.........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BntNRMiI4PQ
Pat plays Norah (who played a cover)

This post was modified by bluedevil on 2012-12-12 16:32:13

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Dec 12, 2012 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: As if on cue.........

Very nice. I hadn't heard that before.
I took a little stroll over to his site for the first time, http://www.patmetheny.com/. His recs, writings (I only read the Wes Montgomery piece) and his Orchestrion project are all interesting. He is always interesting though.
http://vimeo.com/28058528

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Poster: Deadhead225 Date: Dec 12, 2012 12:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: As if on cue.........

Wow. I wonder if my kids would like it?

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 12, 2012 1:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: As if on cue.........

Depending on their age they would. Plenty of things targeted to the 8 and under crowd, with enough distractions for the 9-12 crowd. Typical stuff - face painting, parades, crafts, activities, storytelling, a children's stage with age appropriate bands and music. With all the bands and stages even those irascible, cantankerous "I'm too cool for this and why is my Dad wearing tie dye?" teenagers should be able to find something to do besides camp, eat, stay up late and help walk Dad back to the camp site from the Beer Garden.

Seriously, FloydFest is head and shoulders above every other festival I've been to with regards to providing a family oriented, kid friendly atmosphere.

A few years ago they kicked a band out for violating the profanity clause in their contract. Somehow, going into a spontaneous rap and hollering "It's a party, a party, a motherf#*@ing party" for 20 minutes at 6 PM turned out to be not as good an idea as they thought it would. They cut power to the stage, had a few words with the band and then helped them pack up their equipment and showed them the gate. Docked their pay too. It wasn't a jack booted gestapo thing, because plenty of other bands have dropped the occasional f bomb or shit/damn/hell, but as long as they reeled it in everything was fine. A couple of years ago, Jeff Austin started to drop an f bomb during Yonder's main stage set when he saw a kid in the crowd and quickly switched it up. The ensuing banter was pretty funny too.

Just go.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 12, 2012 1:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: As if on cue.........

I'm beginning to think you're on the staff and/or an investor.

Seriously, I've never heard anything but good things about the lineups, staff, vibe, etc. Those folks know what they are doing.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 12, 2012 2:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: As if on cue.........

bd -

Kris Hodges and Erika Johnson really have it dialed in. Honestly, I've been pleasantly surprised that they've successfully kept it a locally organized, managed, supported, staffed and run festival and have resisted the temptation to give into the lure of the profits from a huge gate and sell out to a national level corporation like Clear Channel - which was the death knell for Bonnaroo.

The cool thing is you will see Kris and Erika and all the other FF volunteers all during the fest and you can walk right up, say hello and have a real conversation with them. It would be easy to think that they would kick back, count money and ignore the unwashed attendees, but they are real people. No doubt that a VIP laminate helps knock down some walls, but they are all real people with a common vision to put on a great festival with top notch bands.

You should go too. The Patrick County DA has really good moonshine and you can't get in trouble if you buy your "Floyd Water" from "The Man".

That is a law.

Maybe not.